Pilgrims – by John Doan
What time can do to a man? Joseph Brodsky’s obsession becomes flesh in John Doan’s body. Based on the...
What time can do to a man? Joseph Brodsky's obsession becomes a short film
(Reload Reality Films)
Germany / Ukraine / 6minutes
A Morning Stroll – by Grant Orchard
One day, during a morning walk, a man meets a chicken. The chicken turns the corner, it mounts the stairs of a flat,...
A New Yorker and a chicken: an exercise in style by Grant Orchard
UK / 7minutes
Cinematics – by Pier Paolo
A boring evening? Let’s challenge your friends to recognize all the films quoted in Cinematics. The experimental short film directed by...
A funny visual timeline of classic films and characters
Brazil / 1minutes
Leonard in Slow Motion
The world is increasingly faster for everyone, but what happens when you live in slow-motion? A bathroom break might take...
Leonard moves in slow motion, but lives in a normally-paced world.
(Lawrence Lewis, Barbara Livolsi)
USA / 9minutes
Memory by Design
This refined exercise in style will help us reflect on our obsession of recording and capturing moments of our...
An innovative exercise in style about the preservation of memories.
(The incomplete recordings )
USA / 5minutes
The People’s Network Showcase: A New Generation of Short Films Directors
The People’s Network Showcase is the new project launched by El Rey, the Latino channel created by Robert Rodriguez...
The channel created by Robert Rodriguez launches a new User Generated short films series
It is an evening like many others, a Friday or a Saturday probably, the city is steeped in their...
A lost soul wandering in the city until he's reached by the specter of Death in a revelatory encounter.
(El Zorrero Films)
Spain / 9minutes
Ouro – by Pierre-Jean Le Moël & Eva Jiahui Gao
Ouro is an animated short film directed by Pierre-Jean Le Moël and Eva Jiahui Gao, who are both in Masters Degree programs at...
A fairytale in action about vengeance, Ouroboros, and the power of women
Francia / 4minutes
Mostly known as Amy Pond in “Doctor Who” or the Nebula of “The Guardians of the Galaxy”, Scottish actress Karen...
A horror film actress deals with her fall from stardom and learn the true nature of the genre.
UK / 9minutes
The Missing Scarf
One morning, Albert the squirrel wakes up and realizes that his beloved scarf is gone. This unpleasant discovery leads...
An apparent children's story turns out to be a philosophical reflection on overcoming a loss, through existentialism, nihilism and minimal graphics.
(Creative Belly Ltd.)
Ireland / 7minutes
This animation by Dutch animator Hisko Hulsing has won 22 awards in many festivals across the world, and not by chance. It’s...
A man is stabbed in the subway. In the last seconds before he dies, a teenage friendship flashes before his eyes.
(il Luster Films, Cinété)
Netherlands / 18minutes
Double King – by Felix Colgrave
Centuries ago there lived… “A king!” my little readers will say immediately. Yes. It’s right! In this time the...
An animated short film about love... and regicide
Australia / 10minutes
Recipe for Gruel
What do you need to make gruel? A pot, water , a little oatmeal and a bible. So says...
Life in a surreal and dystopian world, one meal at a time.
UK / 10minutes
The Mourners (The Marcy Method)
It is quite rare that emerging Italian short film directors challenge themselves in genres such as thriller, horror, grotesque...
From our submissions: an horror made of obsessions, fears and lack of scruples to achieve the perfect shape.
(Work In Progress)
Italy / 13minutes
The Arab Series #3: War On Famous Canvas
Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and the missiles in the sky over the border town of Yabroud, in the...
Syrian war scenes swarm the famous paintings of Leonardo Da Vinci, Salvador Dalí, Pieter Brueghel and Paul Gauguin
Syria / 2minutes
Men Buy Sex – by Alice Russell
Men Buy Sex is the first documentary by Alice Russell and she chooses a quite delicate theme. She decided to...
A shortdoc about paid sex that will probaly trigger a very long discussion.
(Fat Rat Films)
UK / 8minutes
The surreal animations of Jan Švankmajer
When The Guardian asked Terry Gilliam to pick his ten favorite animated films, the director included “Dimensions of Dialogue“,...
As the Milano Film Festival hosts a retrospective on Jan Švankmajer, we take a look at the career of the great Czech director and animator.
021 Capalbio Cinema International Shortfilm Fest
“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive...
The historic Maremman festival opens its 21th edition with an entirely renewed formula in the name of Re/Generation.
Online Preview: Cargo
The online preview is expired, but you can still read the review and watch the clip. Cargo is the...
A history of exploitation and redemption at the gates of Rome, which subverts the canonical relation victim-perpetrator.
Italian / 16minutes
Otherhalf – by Ben West
Otherhalf is described by the authors as a comedy about a man who decides to “break up” with himself. The...
A literal conflict with themselves, by Framestore
USA / 10minutes
Player Two – by John Wikstrom
As so often in similar situations, all begins with a little and innocent question: can video games be a...
Can video games be a spiritual experience? The game will never be over
USA / 2minutes
A new prisoner has just arrived in his cell in a macabre Russian jail. He’s attempting to settle in...
A mysterious box turns the life of an inmate into a dead end hallucinatory trip.
UK / 6minutes
Dan Invited Hanna Over for Dinner
Hanna’s day life is abruptly shaken by an unexpected dinner invitation from her boyfriend. “Dan does not know how...
An unexpected dinner invitation disrupts Hanna's life. Idiosyncrasies and anxieties in the life of a modern young couple.
Canada / 10minutes
Western, the quintessential film genre, has been reinterpreted in many ways throughout the history of cinema. Post-modern filmmakers such...
A classic Western story of death and revenge told with an innovative mix of stop motion techniques, in-camera effects and animation.
Brazil / 6minutes
Online Premiere: Arianna
Arianna is the title of the promo-short realised by Roman director Carlo Lavagna to promote the crowdfunding campaign on...
How to turn a simple crowfunding promo into a short masterpiece.
(Ring Film (promo) )
Italy / 4minutes
The Robbery – by Jim Cummings
After winning the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival 2016 with Thunder Road, Jim Cummings renews his participation to...
After Thunder Road, another dark comedy where a robbery doesn't go so well
USA / 9minutes
Sorry We Don’t Help Darkies
A Caribbean family is under attack during the London race riots. We’re in England, in 1958, and racial hatred...
A tragic episode of racism in 50s London.
UK / 10minutes
Lonely and mysterious, Ruby is very different from other girls her age: we don’t know much about her, besides...
A solitary young girl is forced to come out of hiding to face the town bullies, but the thing she fears the most is herself.
(Bridle Path Films )
Australia / 13minutes
International Film Festival – Clermont Ferrand 2015
The importance of the festival and the Italian presence in Clermont-Ferrand. Located at the bottom of a chain of...
The historic French festival started. Here are the trailer of the Italian shorts, and a major crowdfunding campaign promoted by the CNC to support our national production in the world .